Input Fluctuations effects on f-I curves (Arsiero et al. 2007)

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"... We examined in vitro frequency versus current (f-I) relationships of layer 5 (L5) pyramidal cells of the rat medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) using fluctuating stimuli. ...our results show that mPFC L5 pyramidal neurons retain an increased sensitivity to input fluctuations, whereas their sensitivity to the input mean diminishes to near zero. This implies that the discharge properties of L5 mPFC neurons are well suited to encode input fluctuations rather than input mean in their firing rates, with important consequences for information processing and stability of persistent activity at the network level."
1 . Arsiero M, Lüscher HR, Lundstrom BN, Giugliano M (2007) The impact of input fluctuations on the frequency-current relationships of layer 5 pyramidal neurons in the rat medial prefrontal cortex. J Neurosci 27:3274-84 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Prefrontal cortex (PFC);
Cell Type(s): Neocortex L5/6 pyramidal GLU cell;
Channel(s): I Sodium; I Potassium;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Simplified Models; Action Potentials; Spike Frequency Adaptation;
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// Refer to: Arsiero, M., Luescher, H.-R., Lundstrom, B.N., and Giugliano, M. (2007). The Impact of Input Fluctuations on the Frequency-Current Relationships of Layer 5 Pyramidal Neurons in the Rat Medial Prefrontal Cortex. sumbitted.

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// Let's define a single-compartmental model, implementing Hodgkin-Huxley equations (but refer to mechanisms/hhin.mod)

soma {             
       L       = 35.6825      // um - This choice is to get S = 0.004 mm^2 
       diam    = 35.6825      // um - This choice is to get S = 0.004 mm^2
       nseg    = 1            // single compartment, one segment is considered
       celsius = 6.3          // temperature value, affecting channel kinetics (refer to Hodgkin & Huxley, 1952)

       cm      = 1.           // uF/cm^2 - capacitance of the membrane.
       insert hhin            // insert active and passive currents INa, IKd, Ileak (refer to mechanisms/hhin.mod)

       ena       = 50         // mV - reversal potential for sodium currents.
       ek        = -77        // mV - reversal potential for potassium currents.

       a_hhin    = 1.         // a == 1, slow inactivation included, a == 0 excluded

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